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Nice original WW2 Fort Garry Horse (FGH) Battledress with its original black beret.
The Battle-Dress is in good used condition, shows a damage on the left sleeve. Tunic has British made insignia and the lanyard in Fort Garry Horse colours. Maker marked by Tip Top Tailors, dated 1944 with size 7. The British made black beret is in perfect condition, dated 1945.
Very interesting regiment!
The Fort Garry Horse, 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade.
Mobilized for the Second World War in 1939, the regiment was converted from cavalry to armour in 1940 and was dispatched overseas in 1941.
The Fort Garry Horse landed on D-Day June 6 1944 at Bernières-sur-Mer. They fought at Rots in the Mue Valley on June 11 1944, and later played a key role in the capture of Carpiquet airfield on the outskirts of Caen. This was followed by vicious fighting on Verrières Ridge, the night attack - Operation Totalize - and the 'Mad Charge' during Operation Tractable.
Following the Normandy campaign, the regiment fought in Belgium, Holland and Germany.